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Suitable Hello to 2011

Suitable Hello to 2011
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/3.0
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-01 7:28
Viewed: 4747
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

In the new year I'd like to continue just the way I finished in 2010 - sharing a new species with you, Trekkers. In the name of TN spirit, learning from nature through photography, please have a look on the debut of Gymnopus aquosus (Bull.) Antonín & Noordel. on our beloved site. Thanx to Marco Della Maggiora for ID specification help.

This species belongs to the Collybias. This huge genera was isolated to several smaller ones (Gymnopus, Rhodocollybia, Lactocollybia, Tephrocybe etc.) due to the modern phyllogenetic studies. Gymnopus genus belongs to the family Marasmiaceae. I didn't find a species info on the whole net except for that one written by me on our homepage (click the link of the species to see more photos). Source: Flora Agaricina Neerlandica.

Gymnopus aquosus (Bull.) Antonín & Noordel. (= Collybia aquosa (Bull.) P. Kumm.)

Cap: 2.5 to 6.5 cm wide, young convex then flattened, color varies from pale yellow to ochre brown, center is always darker; hygrophanous; may be slightly margined when aged.

Gills: from 20 to 30 pieces touch the stem; color white when young, yellow when aged; narrow. Spore print white.

Stem: 1.5 to 7 cm high, 0.2 to 0.35 cm thick, fibrous, base bulbous. Pale yellow, darker closed to the cap; mycelium pink or pink-ish white.

Flesh: thin, white or yellow-ish white, smell pleasant, taste mild.

Edibility: cap is edible, but without real gastronomic value.

Distribution: from April to October, but most frequently in May - June, grassy areas, roadsides, deciduous woodlands. Rare in coniferous forests. Living on the whole Northern hemisphere, but not common anywhere. Rare in Hungary.

Similar species: Gymnopus dryophilus (Bull.) Murrill, which has a cosmopolitan distribution and very common worldwide, is quite similar maybe except for the stem color - but the differences are mainly microscopical. Gymnopus ocior (Pers.) Antonín & Noordel. has darker, red-ish brown cap color, growing in deciduous woodlands, rare.

Thanx for looking.

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Ciao Lazslo, lovely family of beautiful fungi, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family, ciao Silvio
PS thanks for the beautiful WS, I like a lot

Ciao Ladislao,
bellissima macro di una specie che ci presenti per la prima volta, ottimi dettagli e splendidi colori naturali, eccellente il punto di ripresa e perfetta composizione che ci permette di conoscere anche l'habitat di questo fungo
Un ottimo esordio 2011
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Lazslo,
Very perfect capture of these Fungi, nice colour and composition, TFS
Happy New Year.
Samiran Nandy

hello László

with the soft color tones and luminosity this is
a very beautiful photo, always shot with very
fine low POV at the level of the subjects,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Laszlo,
Beautiful photo with good composition and nice colours.Very usefull information.TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-01 13:12]

Hi Laszlo,another freat gift from the forest ground and from my prefered POV,what a sharpness and colors and what a contrast between the fungi and the background.Very well done,have a nice 2011 and thanks,Luciano

hello Lazslo
very nice group with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou
and a happy new year

Hello Laslo,
Splendid composition with this lovely mushrooms. I like the big one
from the center of the photo. Fantastic colors and sharp details.
Great capture taken from a low POV. The photographers not is very interesting and useful.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-02 0:58]

Hello MF Laszlo,
very natural colour indeed of these fungi. The cap is so exciting to look. The colour contrast is lovely with dried and rotten leaves.
Very nice to see some insects attacking the gills.
Well seen view of natural phenomena in the damp forest.


Ciao Lazlo. Very good details and light with intersting OOF environment.


Hi Wladek,
it's my dream to go to the forest and to take some photo. But know I can tell You, that I understand Your advices looking at this photo - the point of view, appropriate depth and great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-02 20:07]

Hello Lazslo,
A wonderful image taken from an attractive low POV. Exceptional detail and exposure and nicely composed. Well done!!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-01-03 15:27]

Hello Laszio
That is a nice presentation of the Fungi.Nice composition with beautiful natural colors,Very sharp image with good DOF
TFS Michel

Creo que sería difícil presentarlas mejor de lo que los has hecho.
Sin concesiones a detalles supérfluos y con un gran dominio de la luz.
Saludos Laszlo.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-01-04 15:12]

Hi Ladislao!
Excellent sharp capture of this group of fungi.
Splendid light and sharpness. Perfect focus on the subject, which stands out against the BG very well! Perfect frame.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello hello indeed László.
This shot is almost unreal because the mushroom looks so beautiful. No overexposure detected in beautiful control of metering. Fine specimen and perfect execution in shallow DoF.
I like it and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards - Jusni

p/s: Looking forward to more great uploads in 2011

merhaba László bey
what a nice capture when you say hello to new 2011. great sharpness of focus. coloration and composition superb as like light using and exposure. nicely presented.
I also wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year.
friendly regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-07 23:34]

Hello Lászó,
A nice one from your archives reminding us that even in the height of summer there are fungi to be found. Growing on the forest floor the BG is inevitably busy, but you have managed the focusing and DOF with good skill to allow these Gymnopus fungi to stand out well with fine natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Thank you and have a good weekend,

Helloo:)) Great start for 2011 bro! Another flawless presentation from a fungi expert with greatly prepared notes.
TFS and have a great new week Bro!


Hello Lazslo,

I like the delicate details in this fine recording!
The mushrooms almost look real with a fine 3D feeling...
Well framed of course, accurate DoF and perfect colour reproduction!

Pablo -


Well done on a well composed pic.
The lighting, detail, sharpness and colour of the subject are all great. Your POV and DOF make it a quality image with the BG sufficiently blurred.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-26 3:59]

Hello Lazslo,
Very beautiful photo of this fungi taken from a very nice POV. Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours. Fantastic DOF and a beautiful environment.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-26 21:28]

Hi Laszlo.
I do not know how I could miss this picture. Combination of fresh and very beautiful mushrooms and dry leaf cover, their ultimate details and exact colours against a blurred green BG is looked simply perfectly. You managed to achieved a stunning 3D-effect. I feel that I can touch them. Thanks and kind wishes.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2011-02-22 8:14]

Siemanko Wladek !
Pretty family, super the sharpness, good colours and the background.
Last year I took mushrooms a photo little.
I am greeting

A very fine photo, beautiful little mushrooms and photographed well showing the important features of the species. Very nicely done!

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